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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig praises the state of the game and even gives Pirates fans reason to believe

Updated: April 1, 2011, 2:45 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the April 4, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

The Mag: As you get ready for a new year, how would you characterize the state of baseball? BS: I'm teaching courses at both Marquette and Wisconsin, and I've delivered this answer to both of them: I'm very bullish. I've told my students, Ours isn't just one of the great success stories in American sports business but in American business. Ticket sales are up, the sport is as strong as it's ever been. Not that we don't ...

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